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WFIRM's Alumni Reception
Date: Monday, December 4, 2017
Time: 6:00 PM-7:30 PM
Location: 213 CD in the Charlotte Convention Center
501 South College Street, Charlotte, NC 28202

Thematic Working Interest Groups (TWIGs)

Organizational Meetings Information

Plenary Speakers Announced

Dr. Samuel Stupp

Dr. George V. Ludwig

Dr. Kiran Masunuru

Important Dates:

Promotional Material:

Call for Abstracts Announcements: 4:3 | Widescreen


2017 Sponsors:


Burroughs Wellcome Fund


Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM)



McGowan Institute of Regenerative Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh (MIRM)

PeproTech, Inc.

Tissue Source, LLC

Business Plan Competition Sponsor

BioLife Solutions

Pre-Conference Workshop Sponsor - Imaging and Assessment of Engineered Tissues



O2M Technologies


2017 Exhibitors:

Advanced BioMatrix

Advanced Solutions Life Sciences


American Society of Transplantation

Aptus Bioreactors

Aspect Biosystems Ltd.

Biomomentum Inc.

BioSpherix Medical


CellScale Biomaterials Testing

Evonik Corporation

Flexcell International Corporation

The Geneva Foundation


International Institute for the Advancement of Medicine / IIAM

IOP Publishing

JPK Instruments AG

Kuraray Co. Ltd

LifeCore Biomedical

Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.

McGowan Institute for Regnerative Medicine at the Univeristy of Pittsburgh


Moor Instruments, Inc.

Nanoscience Instruments

NanoScribe GmbH

Nitta Gelatin

North Carolina Biotech Center

PeproTech Inc.

Perimed Inc.

Rees Scientific

Rheolution Inc.


SERVA Electrophoresis GmbH

STEMCELL Technologies Inc.

Tissue Source, LLC


University of Alberta / Banff Foundation for Allograft Pathology

Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine


Organized By:

TERMIS-AM Meeting is organized by the
Tissue Engineering & Regenerative Medicine International Society.

SYIS Activities


In order to offer a platform for all of the exemplary research being performed in our field by undergraduates across the Americas, TERMIS-AM is pleased to announce a call for undergraduate abstracts for the 2017 TERMIS-AM conference in Charlotte, NC. Undergraduates currently involved in research in all areas of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, including students who completed research in summer internships such as in an NSF REU program, are invited to submit an abstract. Abstracts will be reviewed by the council members of the Student and Young Investigator Section of TERMIS-AM, and outstanding undergraduate abstracts will be awarded a poster presentation.

Poster Presentation Awards

The top abstracts will have the opportunity to present their posters to a judging panel during the Peer Mentor Breakfast to compete for poster prizes. Undergraduates are encouraged to submit research that they significantly contributed to in any capacity, but only first author presenters will qualify for prizes. Please ensure you have the permission of the PI and other researchers involved in the project before submitting an abstract.

Abstracts are due on Friday, September 8th, and can be submitted as an email attachment to the SYIS-AM email address: All abstracts will be published in the "Tissue Engineering, Part A" journal, if you or your co-authors do not wish to have your abstract published please indicate so during your submission. Please ensure you have the explicit permission of the PI and other researchers involved in the project before submitting an abstract.

Abstract Consideration

Undergraduate students who are participating in research in academia, industry and government settings are invited to submit from all areas of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine including:
Suggested Topics

Review Criteria

Abstract Body Content

The abstract should clearly describe the nature of the research and the problem it addresses, and be presented in such language as to be understood by scientists representing the multi-disciplinary nature of tissue engineering. The abstract should summarize the objectives of the research, the methodology employed, results, and their significance.

Abstract Format

Abstracts should be submitted via email as attachments. Only .doc and .docx formats will be accepted.

Title: Title should be brief, clearly indicating the nature of the presentation. Title should be in bold font and mixed case font followed by a single return. Do not put a period at the end of the title.

Example for Title: This is a Properly Formatted Abstract Title

Author(s): In upper and lower case letters as follows: First Name, Middle Initial Last Name of each author (underline the name of the presenting author) with the corresponding institution of the author's. Follow with a single return.

** Presenting authors are expected to pay their own travel expenses and conference registration fee(s).

Complete contact information (name, mailing address, and e-mail) for each author listed on the abstract must be included in the body of the email.

Body: The body section should include the following four sub-sections: Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, and Discussion/Conclusion. The body should be limited to 250 words in length without any tables or figures.

References: May be included at the end. Please use a standard format, such as that shown below:

1. Langer R, Vacanti JP. Tissue Engineering. Science 260, 920, 1993.

Acknowledgments: Support from outside sources, such as Research Grants, should be listed here. Based on the standards set by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education and guidelines of the Food and Drug Administration as endorsed by the American Medical Association, any conflict of interest must be clearly recognizable. The indication of outside support does not affect the decision of abstract acceptance or rejection.

Disclosures: Include any disclosure information here. In order for your colleagues to properly evaluate the information, analysis and opinions presented in your abstract, it is important that they be informed of potential conflicts of interest pertinent to the research submitted. Therefore, conference management requires that all authors provide any relevant information concerning personal or professional circumstances and relationships that might reasonably be expected to affect the author's view on the subject. Examples include, but are not limited to:

Appropriate disclosure will be stated in the scientific program and the abstract volume. If you do not have anything to disclose, you must indicate this on the online abstract submission form. The disclosure information you provide will not influence the review of your abstract. Abstracts will not be reviewed without proper completion of the disclosure section on the abstract submission form. Disclosure information for all authors is required upon abstract submission.

Submission Deadline

Deadline for abstracts is September 8, 2017.

Abstract Withdrawals

If the abstract must be withdrawn, TERMIS-AM SYIS must be notified in writing at least ONE month prior to the meeting via e-mail to Laurie Bracaglia

NOTE: All presenters are expected to cover their own travel and lodging expenses and pay the conference registration fees.

Registration Requirements

Accepted authors are expected to pay their own travel expenses and conference registration fee(s).
Dates of presentation cannot be guaranteed.

For More Information

For more information on abstract content, format and submission procedure, contact: 

Laurie Bracaglia